Epiphany 2024 in Naples, here are the best events and what to do

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Napoli, with its rich cultural and historical fabric, immerses itself in the festive atmosphere Epiphany, a celebration that intertwines the traditional figure of Epiphany with a series of modern and exciting events. The city comes alive with the Epiphany village in its historic squares, where colorful stalls and traditional games bring ancient customs to life. The magic continues with White Night, illuminated by the concert of Enzo Gragnaniello, an event that blends music and tradition under the starry sky of Naples.

For the young and curious, City of Science turns into a laboratory of imagination and learning with “Waiting for the Befana”. Here, science is dressed in magic, offering an educational and at the same time entertaining experience. To the Theater of the Little, the timeless story of Peter Pan brings to the stage a world of adventures and dreams, while Edenlandia comes alive with them Befane on stilts, an initiative that promises smiles and amazement for the whole family.

In the artistic and historical context of Galleries of Italy, takes place Escape from the Museum, a role-playing game that combines culture and fun, stimulating the mind and imagination.

- institutional events,, scattered throughout the city, reflect the lively and welcoming spirit of Naples, a place where ancient traditions blend with new, exciting celebrations, making Epiphany an unforgettable moment for residents and visitors.

Befana Village in Piazza Mercato and Piazza del Carmine

Reliving the magic of childhood, Naples celebrates epiphany Befana village in Piazza Mercato. The three-yearly event, from 3 to 5 January, transforms the historic squares into a kingdom of sweets and games, perfect for creating the Befana stocking. On January 3 at 20.00 pm, a special concert in the Church of San Eligio Maggiore adds a musical touch to the party, with the choir of the city of Naples.

Plus, there's the distribution of toys to local children, making the event not only festive but also generous.

Information: From 3 to 5 January 2024. Inauguration on 3 January at 18.30 pm. Stalls open from 10:00 to 22:00 on the 3rd and 4th, and until late at night on the 5th. Location: Piazza Mercato and Piazza del Carmine, Naples.

White Night with concert by Enzo Gragnaniello

Il 5 6 and January, Naples lights up with the Notte Bianca, a free event that culminates with the concert by Enzo Gragnaniello at 21.00 pm. The night celebration offers a unique experience to enjoy Neapolitan culture and music under the stars, creating unforgettable memories for participants.

Information: 5 and 6 January 2024. Free event. Location: various locations in Naples.

Waiting for the Befana in Città della Scienza

City of Science offers two special events for children. The first, "Waiting for the Befana – Night at the Museum”, takes place on January 4th. Children participate in interactive workshops and sleep in the planetarium, waking up to a hearty breakfast. The second event, “Great Epiphany Festival”, takes place on January 6th. Includes face painting workshops, origami science, and much more, offering an educational and fun experience.

Information: Night at the Museum: 4 January 2024. Big Party: 6 January 2024, from 10:00 to 17:00. Location: Città della Scienza, Via Coroglio, 57, Naples.

Peter Pan at the Teatro dei Piccoli

A theatrical performance of “Peter Pan” will be held at the Teatro dei Piccoli on January 6th and 7th. The production brings the Island of Lost Children to the stage, offering a magical and immersive experience for audiences of all ages, with a particular focus on the youngest.

Information: 6 and 7 January 2024, from 11:00 to 12:30. Price: €8. Recommended age: 3 years and up. Location: Teatro dei Piccoli, Naples.

Edenlandia and the Befane in Trampoli

THEEdenlandia celebrates epiphany in a unique way with the Befana on stilts. The January 6, in addition to this show, there will be performances of illusionism and music, creating a festive and fun atmosphere for all ages.

Information: January 6, 2024. Free entry. Place: Edenlandia, Naples.

Escape from the Museum to Gallerie d'Italia

The Gallerie d'Italia offers an interactive adventure for children on January 6th. In “Escape from the Museum”, participants are involved in a role-playing game that takes them through puzzles and puzzles, within an artistic and historical context, for a day of playful learning and fun.

Information: January 6, 2024, 11:30 am. Cost: €4, reservation required. Location: Galleria d'Italia, Palazzo Zevallos, Via Toledo, Naples.

Epiphany 2024 at the Christmas markets of Museum of Pietrarsa

The Epiphany at National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa offers a unique experience for families and children. After the success of the Christmas markets, the event is transformed to welcome the Befana 3 7 from January to 2024.

The museum becomes a lively stage with performances a fairy tale theme, parade brooms and a wide range of interactive activities. Children can write letters to the Befana, build their lucky stocking and participate in the Hunt for the Golden Ticket.

On 6 and 7 January, the markets will be animated by a Disney-themed parade with 30 characters and a musical inspired by the film "Encanto". Furthermore, a food area will offer typical Campania products, accompanied by live music, for a rich and engaging gastronomic and cultural experience.


  • Date: 3-7 January 2024
  • Location: National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, Naples
  • Attractions: Shows, parades, markets, food area
  • Contacts: Details available on the museum's official website

The Befana in Piazza del Plebiscito

Il 6st January, Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples comes alive with the traditional celebration ofEpiphany, characterized by the arrival of the Epiphany. This annual event attracts families for a day of celebration with candy and sweets handed out to children. Organized by Fire fighters, City of Naples andASL Napoli 1, the event promises shows and fun. The eve, the White Night in Market Square , Toy Fair further enrich the festive atmosphere.


  • Event: Epiphany with the Befana a Piazza del Plebiscito
  • Order date: 6st January
  • Now: come on 10:00
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